OAG's Workers' Rights Wins
OAG has established a track record of protecting District workers and is dedicated to continue growing and expanding its enforcement work. Learn about the legal wins OAG has secured to protect District workers from wage theft, as well as ongoing OAG efforts to fight for District workers here.
Workplace Rights Grant Program
The Workplace Rights Grant Program Act of 2021 established the Workplace Rights Grant Pilot Program at the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia (OAG). The purpose is to provide grants to community-based organizations, including legal service providers, to educate and assist District workers on employment laws and to inform OAG’s work related to employment laws. Learn more about the program.
Domestic Worker Employment Rights Program
The Domestic Worker Employment Rights Amendment Act of 2022 established the Domestic Worker Employment Rights Grant Program at the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia (OAG) in Fiscal year 2024. The purpose is to provide grants to community-based organizations working to develop educational materials for domestic workers and hiring entities, including safety and health information. Learn more about the program.
Public Advocacy Division
The Public Advocacy Division promotes the rights of District residents through civil enforcement actions—with a particular emphasis on protecting vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. The Division is focused on civil rights, workers’ rights, consumer protection, housing conditions, antitrust, non-profit enforcement, environmental enforcement, and protecting elders and vulnerable adults from financial exploitation. The Division also works with advocacy partners and other jurisdictions to tackle federal and nationwide issues that affect the rights of those living or working in the District.